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Wed Jun 11 2014
Calls: Germanic, Syntax/UK
Editor for this issue: Anna White
From: Theresa Biberauer <mtb23cam.ac.uk>
Subject: 29th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
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Full Title: 29th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
Short Title: CGSW29
Date: 25-Sep-2014 - 27-Sep-2014
Location: York, United Kingdom
Contact Person: George Tsoulas
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://medusa.york.ac.uk/minsyn-g/cgsw29
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2014
The 29th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop accompanied by a workshop on the State of the Art in Comparative Syntax
The 29th edition of the Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop is jointly organised by the Minimalist Syntax Group at the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, and the “Rethinking Comparative Syntax” (ReCoS) project at the University of Cambridge. The dates for the workshop are 25-27 September 2014.
Liliane Haegeman (Ghent)
Henk van Riemsdijk (Tilburg)
Jim Wood (Yale)
This year CGSW will be preceded by a workshop on “the State of the Art in Comparative Syntax”.
The study of comparative grammar has a long and distinguished pedigree. Within Generative Grammar, truly comparative work really began in earnest with the advent of the Principles and Parameters model in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Thirty-five years on, we have accumulated a vast store of knowledge which has both deepened our understanding of crosslinguistic variation and directly informed our understanding of the language faculty. The purpose of this workshop is to consider questions such as the following:
- What have comparative studies taught us about the origin, extent and significance of syntactic variation, and about the nature of the language faculty and its interaction with other cognitive domains?
- How do the results of comparative generative work fit with the theoretical assumptions central to work in the minimalist framework and, in particular, with its commitment to a minimally specified Universal Grammar, to the importance of the interfaces, and to so-called ‘third-factor’ effects in shaping the form of grammars?
- What is the agenda for future work in comparative syntax?
- Are there methodological lessons to be learned from comparative work so far?
The invited speakers for this workshop are:
Giuseppe Longobardi (York)
Commentator: Anders Holmberg (Newcastle)
David Pesetsky (MIT)
Commentator: Ian Roberts (Cambridge)
2nd Call for Papers:
We invite abstracts for thirty-minute talks (followed by ten minutes of discussion) on any aspect of comparative Germanic syntax, including diachronic syntax.
Abstracts should not exceed two pages, with 2.5cm margins on all sides and a font size of 12pt. This includes data, references and diagrams.
Each author may submit no more than one single-authored and one co-authored abstract, or two co-authored ones.
Abstracts must be anonymous and prospective presenters should submit their abstract in pdf to cgsw29york.ac.uk.
Deadline for submission: 15 June 2014
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2014
Workshop on the State of the Art in Comparative Syntax
Abstracts for this workshop should be submitted to the same address as for CGSW, but authors should indicate in the body of the email that their abstract should specifically be considered for the workshop.
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